Cold War Kids have released their new album LA Divine. The album – which is their sixth studio L.P. and first for Capitol Records/EMI Music – pays tribute to Los Angeles in all its strange glory, embodying the Long Beach band’s endless fascination with their adopted hometown. Produced by their frequent collaborator Lars Stalfors (Health, Local Natives), the album opens with lead single “Love is Mystical,” The song has nearly 6 million Spotify streams worldwide and jumped into both Spotify’s U.S. and Global Viral charts.
LA Divine also features the tracks, “Wilshire Protest” which contemplates LA’s culture of isolation while the hazy and distorted “LA River” captures a dreamlike desperation. British singer/songwriter Bishop Briggs lends her formidable vocals to the stomping, gospel-infused “So Tied Up,” which shines a light on everyday struggle, but burns with the promise of hope. Coming on the heels of 2014’s Hold My Home – which featured the chart-topping, Gold-certified single “First” – LA Divine is Cold War Kids’ most expansive and ambitious effort so far.